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Disconjugacy and optimal control

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A new concept of disconjugacy and oscillatoriness is proposed for systems of first-order equations. It is motivated by a reformulation of a problem in time-optimal linear control theory having to do with the parametric description of reachability sets and their frontiers.

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Chukwu, E.N., Hajek, O. Disconjugacy and optimal control. J Optim Theory Appl 27, 333–356 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00933029

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Key Words

  • Time-optimal control
  • feedback control
  • terminal manifolds
  • disconjugacy
  • strict normality